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  • 7/3/2019 12:42:00 PM
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DES MOINES – DNR staff work with individuals, businesses and communities to help them protect our natural resources by complying with state and federal laws. This approach is very effective. In the few cases where compliance cannot be achieved, the DNR issues enforcement actions. The following list summarizes recent enforcement actions. Find the entire, original orders on DNR’s website at www.iowadnr.gov/EnforcementActions

Consent Orders
A consent order is issued as an alternative to issuing an administrative order. A consent order indicates that the DNR has voluntarily entered into a legally enforceable agreement with the other party.

Allamakee County
Arlyn and Kevin Fossum
Operate facility in compliance with rules and regulations, develop and implement Standard Operating Procedure for monitoring overland waterflow, and pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $3,000.

Administrative Orders
Responsible parties have 30 days to appeal the order or 60 days to pay the penalty.

Cedar County 
Lu-Jen Farms, Inc.
Submit MMP update and fee and pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $5,000.

Polk County
SKG Enterprises, Inc.Comply with release detection requirements, conduct and document weekly inspections of equipment, submit monthly release reports, submit proof that all operators have been trained, and pay a penalty if the terms of the order are not met.